Business survey offers chance to shape future services

Press Release: 10/06/2016

Winchester City Council has published an online survey to give local businesses the opportunity to shape future services.

The short questionnaire, available at, asks how businesses currently interact with the Council and what they want to see in the future. Businesses should complete the survey by Sunday 10 July 2016.

Winchester City Council is looking to improve the way it delivers regulatory services for business though the Government’s ‘Better Business for All’ initiative.

David Ingram, Head of Environmental Health and Licensing, said:

We want to support business growth by shaping the provision of our services in response to the issues businesses face. The survey is part of an ongoing dialogue with the local business community which is essential for Winchester City Council to help meet local businesses needs. It is vital that we hear from businesses across the district about what would benefit them in the future, so that we can focus our resources on the right actions.

The Council is updating its Winchester District Economic Strategy for 2010 to 2020 this year. It is also asking questions about this and how it might affect local businesses.

Kate Cloud, Head of Economy and Arts, added:

Winchester City Council has economic prosperity as one of its key outcomes, and as such delivers a range of support services for the business community. We need to know whether we are doing the right things at the moment, or if we need to adapt our services to help local businesses prosper.

To find out more about the Government’s Better Business for All scheme visit To view a full copy of the Winchester District Economic Strategy visit:

For more information about the survey or other areas of the Council’s work with local businesses visit or contact Laura Morrell, Economy and Arts Apprentice, at